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So, the move was chaotic. Big time. We have so much stuff. My family was a fantastic help. Unfortunately, we did have a few casualties. The serving bowl that matched my dinnerware broke during the journey and our most expensive sheets (that we were given as a wedding gift) were ripped. Also, our full couch (it's a sectional) doesn't fit into our new living room. A couple of things that were meant to go upstairs were unable to make it up the narrow, steep stairway. We had to cut our box spring in half to get it up the stairs and the dresser to our bed set is now in Andy's dad's basement (the top of the dresser with the mirror and shelves is in our basement). That big beast wasn't making it to the second floor at all. And there wasn't really a place for it up there besides. But most everything else has found a place and we managed to get most things we needed to up the stairs.

Saturday through Tuesday we spent completely exhausted and sore. Moving into the new house was challenging because we did not have nearly so much help unloading the truck as we did loading it. Thankfully bellasmommy stopped over to help and bring us sustenance on Saturday. Sunday we went back up to the Valley to collect a few more things and the dogs and cats. We brought them all down on Monday. They seem to be settling in well. The cats have settled in just fine and are doing dandy. Una is doing really well adjusting too. Gage is still a bit uncertain about everything but he'll get there.

My mom came down Monday through Tuesday to help us get things set up and she was a tremendous help. She and I get the kitchen cleaned and arranged. It's almost completely done. With her help we also got the living room and dining room mostly arranged. We did some cleaning in those rooms but there is a ton more to be done. The house is pretty filthy. I don't know whether it is because the people we bought it from didn't clean often or because they were smokers. Either way, there is a lot of grim.

Today is Andy's first full day back to work. He got up early this morning and left. I tried to sleep some after he left but couldn't really. Today I go in for training at AutoZone. I went to Ross yesterday and got some cheap black pants and shoes. The shoes have pink on them but I think they will be okay. I have an interview for a secretarial position in Mechanicsburg tomorrow. If they like me, I'll have to go in again next week.

There is so miuch to get done around the new house and so many things we need to get but we don't have the funds at all. The move really drained us financially.

Tomorrow is Andy's birthday.


If everything is supposedly working out and moving forward and all that, then why am I so depressed?
So I went to the realtor's office tonight. She called me this afternoon to let me know that she couldn't be there but that another agent was going to be there to go through faxing everything to Andy to sign and initial. However, we still hadn't talked price. I mentioned that to the agent who was helping me and so he called Eileen on her cell. I talked to her for a moment and she said she hadn't had a chance to pull a list of comparables but she was thinking we might list at $68,500. I froze. Obviously that is less than what we were hoping to get espeically considering she gets a 6% commission. I didn't know what to do, especailly without Andy there to chime in, so I didn't sign anything and we didn't fax anything to Andy and she is going to call Andy tonight to talk about pricing.

And Bill just called wanting to set up a conference call for 7:30 p.m. tonight. I don't know why. I didn't ask. He didn't sound happy. Andy things the seller's refused our offer but made a counter offer.

I don't know what to think. Or feel.

ETA: Bill just wanted to let us know he had met with the seller's realtor. She told him that they need to walk away with 80K from this house. He was expecting to hear from her before our call but hadn't. He expects to hear from them tomorrow.
Today bellasmommy went to look at a house in Carlisle for us. She met the realtor, got the low down and took lots of pictures. She's a peach and we are super grateful to her. We're fairly interested in the house. It needs a lot of loving but it doesn't look like it needs anything super intensive. So we're going to go down tomorrow night after the play and tour that house, along with five others, on Monday. If you want to see the pictures, they are here. Budd thinks that this house would be too much work and is more interested in some of the others we're going to see.

I feel like everything is moving so fast. It feels a little crazy and out of control.

I also got an email from a lead recruiter for one of the jobs I applied to. They said I had a solid background and they were forwarding my application on.

colleend came over on Friday night for a tour of our place. We've got to get on the move with selling it. We're going to list it with an agent soon because we just have to get the gears turning on everything if we're going to move before August.

Holy crap for crap. This is exciting and scary and crazy.